Cabbage Cucumber Salad is a popular Slavic side dish which is extremely easy to prepare and tastes just amazing. It’s also extremely healthy and budget-friendly.
This salad is comprised of only natural and healthy ingredients and is 100% clean. It’s dairy-free, gluten-free, low-calorie, and can be included in nearly all healthy diets.
This salad has a long shelf-life and so is a great choice for small and big parties. You can make a big batch of this salad a few days before the party and keep it in the fridge without being worried about it losing taste or freshness.
If you want to keep this salad in the fridge for more than 24 hours, I recommend not to add the salt, pepper, and watery ingredients, i.e. lemon and olive oil, to the mixture. In this case, you need to add the watery ingredients to the salad just before serving. That’s because adding salt, pepper, and the watery ingredients to the salad and keeping it in the fridge for days may make your salad get too watery or lose freshness, crispiness, and taste.
By following this advice, you can keep your salad fresh in a cold store for more than a week. Nevertheless, I don’t recommend to keep it in the fridge for more than 3 or 4 days, as after the third or fourth day it starts to lose freshness and crispiness.
Taste: 8,6 / 10
Course: side dish
Yields: 4 servings
Nutrients: antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, fiber
Diet Type: Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Low-Carb
Good for: inflammation, constipation, heart diseases, high cholesterol levels, weight loss, blood sugar, cancer, bacterial diseases, eye health, bone density
Bad for: –
As its name suggests, the main ingredients of this salad are cabbage and cucumber. Other ingredients are dill, green onion, sea salt, olive oil, and lemon juice.
Cabbage comprises the bulk of this salad. For this salad, the cabbage needs to be shredded or chopped finely. Your best bet would be to shred it with a mandolin slicer. If don’t have a slicer, you can just simply chop it finely with a simple knife.
Cabbage is super healthy and is fully packed with nutrients such as antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin K, and vitamin B6. It’s also high in fiber which can improve gut functions and fight constipation.
Cabbage includes many different types of powerful antioxidants which can help to fight and reduce inflammation.
Cabbage also contains 36 different types of potent anthocyanins which new researches have shown may help to keep your heart healthy.
Cabbage is also rich in plant sterols and soluble fiber, two substances which new researches have shown can help to lower cholesterol levels.
For this recipe, you need to slice the cucumbers very thin. The thinner, the better. You can just use a simple knife for slicing them or use a mandolin slicer to get thinner and more perfect slices.
Water forms 96% of the content of cucumber, making it a great food for hydration. Cucumber is also fully packed with antioxidants, which would help to reduce inflammation. It is also a great food for weight loss, and can help to reduce blood sugar, and fight constipation.
You need to chop dills very fine for this recipe. I also recommend to keep some of the chopped dills for garnishing your salad before serving. You can also use some parsley and/or tomatoes for garnishing if want to go the extra mile.
Dill is also fully packed with vitamins and minerals. New researches have also shown that dill may have anti-bacterial and cancer-fighting capabilities.
The green onion should also be chopped very fine.
Green onion contains loads of essential nutrients your body needs. It contains a large amount of vitamin A which is great for improving your eyes’ vision and health. Green onion is also a rich source of vitamin C and vitamin K, two important vitamins which play a crucial role in maintaining and improving bone density.
Cabbage Cucumber Salad is super healthy, easy to prepare, budget-friendly, and has a very long shelf life. It also tastes great and is a perfect side dish for all seasons, especially the warmer ones.
- 1/4 head white cabbage shredded or chopped
- 2 Persian cucumbers sliced
- 1 Tbsp fresh dill chopped
- 1 Tbsp green onions chopped
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 1.5 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- sea salt and pepper to taste
- Mix sea salt with the shredded (or chopped) cabbage into a large bowl. Use your hands to mix them thoroughly and press them well so that the cabbage's natural juices release.
- Add Persian cucumbers, fresh dill, and green onions to the cabbage.
- Add lemon juice and olive oil to the mixture and combine well.
- Add sea salt and pepper to taste.
If you wish to store this salad for more than 24 hours, keep shredded cabbage, sliced cucumbers, chopped dill, and chopped green onions in the fridge separately (DO NOT MIX). Mix sea salt and all of the ingredients, according to instructions above, before serving.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 320Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2656mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 8gSugar: 16gProtein: 7g